Andy S Barritt is an East Midlands based poet and author. He has had pieces published in various journals, both nationally (3:AM, Ink Sweat & Tears) and internationally (Shotglass Journal, The Prose-Poem Project), and was shortlisted in the 2013 Nottingham Festival of Words Flash Fiction Competition. His influences include Kenji Miyazawa and Ursula le Guin.

Zackary Sholem Berger is a poet and translator in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, who writes in Yiddish and English. His first book, Not in the Same Breath, was published in 2011, and his second, One Nation Taken Out of Another, will be out this fall. In a parallel life, he is a physician who researches and writes about doctor-patient communication (

David Callin lives, if not quite at the back of beyond, certainly within hailing distance of it, on one of Britain's offshore islands. Dabbles in poetry when he can. Seems to spend most of his spare time in the garden, whether he likes it not, where he is trusted with a few menial tasks, but occasionally slips away to the pub. He has had poems in erbacce, The Journal, Iota, Other Poetry and Orbis, and also online in Snakeskin and Lucid Rhythms.

Wendy Taylor Carlisle is the author of two full length books of poetry, Reading Berryman to the Dog (Jacaranda Press, 2000) and Discount Fireworks (Jacaranda Press, 2008) and two chapbooks. She lives in the Ozark Mountains.

Fiona Curran is a Lecturer in Filmmaking at Kingston University and is a poet, as well as a sonic artist & filmmaker. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. As a poet she has been published widely in the UK & Ireland, and recently in The Wolf, Magma, Bare Hands, Textsound and Phonographies, and her first poetry collection The Hail Mary Pass, was published by Wreckingball Press. A second collection, she hopes, is imminent. As a sonic artist (moniker 21%) she has presented sonic works at the Car Boot Art Fair, Literary Kitchen and RedSonic Festival.  She has recently begun to explore soundscaping with poetry through the use of film and has a particular interest in the ideas around sonic/poetic portraiture and notions of essence.

Gail C DiMaggio spent years watching her husband survive and occasionally flourish as a jazz musician. She has decided it’s time to find out what she has to say for herself.  She writes from a long perspective – but up close – about what it’s like to live an ordinary woman’s life. For that, she has all the credentials she needs. Her poems have been published recently in such venues as Aries, Cobalt, Fiction Week and Eunoia.

Ellen Goldsmith is the author of Where to Look, Such Distances and No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect which won the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 1997 chapbook contest and was described by Dennis Nurkse, the contest judge, as an “incandescent collection.” “The Secret of Life” from Such Distances was read by Garrison Keillor on Writer’s Almanac. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Connecticut River Review, The Inflectionist Review, Kin, The Mochila Review, Off the Coast and Third Wednesday. A resident of Cushing, Maine, she is a professor emeritus of The City University of New York.

Kevin Graham has had poems in Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Independent, Stand, Magma and others. He was selected for the 2012 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series.

Kathryn Jacobs is an American metrical poet with two books out, 3 chapbooks, and over a 150 poems in journals like Candelabrum, Acumen, New Formalist, Measure, etc. She published a collected book of poems, In Transit, via David Roberts Books last year.

Terry Jones' debut short collection, Furious Resistance, was published by Poetry Salzburg in 2011. That same year he was the winner of the Bridport Prize. His work has also appeared in magazines including Poetry Review, The New Statesman, Agenda, Ambit, The London Magazine, Magma, Iota and The North. Terry Jones' website is:

Ann Keniston's collection, The Caution of Human Gestures, was published in 2005 by David Robert Books; a new chapbook is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her poems have recently appeared in Antioch Review, Tampa Review, and Missouri Review Online.

Erik Kennedy's poems and criticism have appeared in Oxford Poetry, The Rumpus, The Curator, and Poems in Which. He studied at Rutgers and Princeton. He lives in New Jersey.

Morgaine Merch Lleuad is a poet/novelist originally from London, currently in Bristol. From a science background (via stand-up comic, musician, actor, artist...), she taught kids with behavioural difficulties for nearly twenty years, before completing an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She lectured in CW at BSU for seven years and at the Open University since 2008, both intermediate and advanced courses, and teaches two online poetry courses with Exeter University. She was Writer in Residence for the Write Team's 2008 Bath Festival project, and organised, hosted and performed in the Parlour to Pavement poetry evening for the 2010 Bath Fringe Festival. Her poetry has been published in Envoi, Obsessed With Pipework, Snakeskin, Orbis, Interpreter's House, Iota and The Frogmore Papers. She has several novels languishing on her hard drive, four 'baby books' and umpteen short stories. She also has Aspergers' Syndrome, which might explain a lot.

Janet McCann Journals publishing her poetry include Kansas Quarterly, Parnassus, Nimrod, Sou'wester, New York Quarterly, Tendril, Poetry Australia, etc. A 1989 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship winner, she has taught at Texas A & M University since 1969. She has co-edited two anthologies, Odd Angles of Heaven (1994) and Place of Passage  (2000.) She has co-authored two textbooks and written a book on Wallace Stevens: The Celestial Possible: Wallace Stevens Revisited (1996). She has also published essays on Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, and Emily Dickinson. Most recent poetry collection is Emily's Dress (2004, Pecan Grove Press). She has written many reviews, for Women's Review of Books, Christianity And Literature, Texas Review, and many other journals.

Ellen McGrath Smith teaches in the U.S. at the University of Pittsburgh and in the Carlow University Madwomen in the Attic program. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Cimarron, Bayou, Quiddity, Now Culture, Sententia, The American Poetry Review, Cerise, The Same, Kestrel, Oranges & Sardines, Diner, 5 a.m., Oxford Magazine, The Prose Poem, Southern Poetry Review, Descant (Canada), and others. Flash fiction published or forthcoming in Weave, Switchback, Thickjam, Thumbnail, The Shadyside Review, and Atticus Review. Her poetry has been recognized with an AROHO Orlando Prize, an Academy of American Poets award, a Rainmaker Award from Zone 3 magazine, and a 2007 Individual Artist grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Roy Marshall’s work has previously appeared here and in The North, Magma, The Rialto, Smiths Knoll and elsewhere. His pamphlet 'Gopagilla' was published in 2012 and a full collection is due from Shoestring Press in November this year.

James B Nicola has had 350 poems published in periodicals including Antiphon, Atlanta Review, Tar River, Texas Review, Lyric, and Nimrod. A Yale grad and stage director by profession, his book Playing the Audience won a Choice Award. As a poet, he also won the Dana Literary Award, a People's Choice award (from Storyteller) and a Willow Review award; was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award; and was featured poet at New Formalist. His children’s musical Chimes: A Christmas Vaudeville premiered in Fairbanks, Alaska — with Santa Claus in attendance opening night.

Helen Overell has had work published in Antiphon as well as in Qarrtsiluni and The Glasgow Review online and in magazines including Scintilla, The Interpreter's House and Other Poetry. Her first collection 'Inscapes & Horizons' was published by St Albert's Press in 2008.

Erin Rodoni has appeared in Colorado Review, Serving House Journal, Mah Mag World Literature, and multiple issues of San Diego Poetry Annual. She is a winner of AWP’s Intro Journals Project 2013. She was also recently nominated for this year’s edition of 'Best New Poets' by Ilya Kaminski.

Jane Røken lives in Denmark, on the interface between hedgerows and barley fields. She is fond of old tractors, garden sheds, scarecrows and other stuff that, in the due course of time, will ripen into something else. Her writings have appeared in Snakeskin, Mobius, Word Gumbo, Shit Creek Review, Astropoetica, and several other online magazines.

Penelope Scambly Schott's most recent books are Lovesong For Dufur  and Lillie Was A Goddess, Lillie Was A Whore. She lives in Oregon and teaches an annual workshop in the small wheat-growing town of Dufur.

Harriet Tarlo is author of Poems 1990-2003 (Shearsman 2004), Nab (Etruscan 2005), Field (forthcoming) and editor of The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry (Shearsman, 2011). Exhibitions of texts include The Lowry, Musee de Moulages and The University of Minneapolis.

Lois Williams’s poetry and nonfiction have appeared in journals in the US and UK, including Cave Wall, 5AM, New England Review, and Granta. She is a former Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia and the recipient of a Notable Essay listing in Best American Essays, 2009 for ‘The House of Provisions’. Originally from the UK, she taught poetry in university and community writing programmes in Pittsburgh for many years. She lives near the Wash and works with ecology and habitat restoration projects.


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